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REV Group Advances Design of High-Risk Infection Control Ambulances

REV Group has incorporated several product options into its High-Risk Infection Control (HRIC) ambulance designs.

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Polk County (FL) Fire Rescue Implements RFID Tracking System for Meds

The department will roll the system out over time into 26 trucks that experience the highest call volume. If successful, it will investigate equipping the whole fleet.

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Wheeled Coach Unveils New Voice-of-Customer Transit Van

MILWAUKEE, WI—Wheeled Coach, part of REV Group (REVG), the largest manufacturer of ambulances in the U.S., is debuting a new Type II Transit Van. Designed and developed after a year of research and significant voice-of-customer (VOC) input from dealers around the country, the new Wheeled Coach Type II Transit Van will replace the existing configuration. The new Wheeled Coach Ford ...

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Ambulance Standard Revised: CAAS Updates Its Ground Vehicle Standard

CAAS-GVS V2.0 is now published with an effective date of July 1, 2019. The CAAS-GVS team is already planning for V3.0, which is scheduled to start development in 2021 and be effective in 2022.

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FDNY Awards Five Year Ambulance Contract for Wheeled Coach Ambulances

FDNY has operated Wheeled Coach Ambulances for the past ten years which includes over 660 in service today.

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Remounts Defined: CAAS Releases National Standard for Ambulance Remounts

As CAAS prepared for the release of GVS V2.0 in July 2019, the newly developed GVS Remount Standard that is included as part of the updated V2.0 document stands out as a major development in enhancing the safety, quality, and durability of remounted ambulances as the most rapidly growing segment of the emergency vehicle market.

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D.C. Fire & EMS Implements Technology-Secured Safe for Specific Drugs

CARLSBAD, CA—When it comes to saving lives, every first responder knows that seconds can make the difference between life or death. That’s why, when Maryland-based security dealer Pro Tech Systems was tasked by the District of Columbia Fire & Emergency Medical Services to develop a technology-secured ‘safe’ to transport DEA Schedule II substances on its fleet of emergency service vehicles, ...

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Video: FDNY Ambulances Vandalized

(CBS New York/YouTube) NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — FDNY ambulances have been vandalized with symbols of hate. CBS2 has obtained exclusive video shows the suspect in action, allegedly drawing swastikas on the vehicles, Marc Liverman reported Sunday night. Police said the man who is responsible for writing the hateful messages was caught right in the act. The video shows the suspect ...

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Wayne Township (IN) Life Line Ambulance Delivery

Wayne Township (IN) has received this Life LIne Emergency Vehicles Superliner Type III ambulance. Sold by Hoosier Fire Equipment, Inc., the unit featuers a 167-inch module, 72 inches of headroom, and is built on an E45o chassis.

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Peterborough Paramedics First in North America to Pilot Next Generation Integrated Driving Experience

Saskatoon, SK, Canada – Crestline Coach and Ferno Canada are pleased to announce Peterborough Paramedics will be the first EMS Service in North America to pilot the ACETECH iN∫COMMAND solution. Peterborough Paramedics serve the County and City of Peterborough, Ontario.  Known for world-class safety and innovation, Crestline customized three New Era ambulances for Peterborough Paramedics to meet the specific needs of ...

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